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📝Review📝: On The Surface (Imperfect Love #3) by Nikki Ash, #ContemporarySecondChanceRomance, Release Date: June 22nd 2019 ~ My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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On The Surface
Imperfect Love Book Three

By
Nikki Ash

Genre:  #SecondChanceRomance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-Person dual perspectives

Publication:  June 22nd 2019

Read:  June 11th 2019  *ARC provided by Enticing Journey Promotions

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The Imperfect Love Series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/258028-imperfect-love

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Synopsis:

People see what they want to see. They only view what’s on the surface, and they’re easy to fool. I let them see on the outside that I’m a successful businesswoman. My clothes are designer, my makeup flawless, and I live in a high-rise condo in Lennox Hills. They see perfection, not what lies beneath the surface.

The real me, the one I keep hidden is a broken-hearted woman who uses the makeup to hide her tears. The expensive clothing covers a heart once shattered by love. The walls of my expensive home shelter a lonely woman who hides the fact that deep down she wants to be loved. A woman who is too scared to risk her fragile heart.

For ten years, I’ve managed to hide behind the image of perfection. Only letting people see what’s on the surface.

Until I ran into him.

Now, every raw emotion, every shattered piece of my heart that I buried long ago is exposed outside the protective walls of my high-rise condo. No matter how hard I try, I can’t keep the walls from crumbling. He sees me beyond the image that I’ve created. He says he can handle what’s below the surface, but can I?

On The Surface is book three in the Imperfect Love series but can be read as a complete standalone.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

On the Surface (Imperfect Love, #3)On the Surface by Nikki Ash

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Nikki Ash just keeps on impressing me! I loved this book so much! You can tell that this author puts her heart into every story.

Ok, so I’m not going to lie…..when we met Celeste in Nick’s book, The Pick Up, book one in the series, I did not like her. Not at all! Then we are given more of her in Killian and Giselle’s book. There I can admit I still wasn’t on board with the “Celeste” train. She just was not a likable character. And do you know what? I’m glad the author kept her backstory from us until her own book. Celeste is a very complex character. There are many sides to her. But as the title implies, Celeste is just one persona on the surface. There is so much more to this woman. My admiration and respect for her grew expotentionally in my mind and in my heart. No, Celeste was not perfect. She did frustrate me now and again. But this time I understood where she was coming from. Fear is an emotion that has the potential to destroy us. I’m just glad that by the end of the book, Celeste decided to overcome most of her fears to have her happily-ever-after.

Now, Jase, swoon-worthy all the way. Even Jase is more that what you see on the surface. I loved his character from the moment we met him in the past. He was so perfect. If I had to dig deep to find any flaws he might have, I’d be unsuccessful. He was just everything I love in a book boyfriend.

Going into the book, you know these two have a past. And while it was a short one, there were very strong feelings involved. Unfortunately, something happens that separates them for ten years. So much time has passed but the hurt never left either. I’m not going to say they made up quickly because that would make this story a disappointment. The regrowth of their relationship was a slow one. Yes, they had hot chemistry and a few hot moments, but when it came to committing, there were issues that had to be dealt with.

But in the end, I couldn’t have asked for a better “wrap-up.” I’m not ready to say goodbye to these characters. I absolutely can’t wait for Quinn’s book. She is Jase’s sister. I already know her story is going to be great.

This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. But trust me, you’ll want to read the two books prior for a better reading experience.

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📝Review📝: Depravity (King University Book One) by Jacob Chance ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Depravity

By

Jacob Chance

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #StudentTeacherRomance #OlderManYoungerWomanRomance #SingleFatherRomance

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  June 7th 2019

Read:  June 8th 2019  *ARC provided by Enticing Journey Promotions

Series:  Add to Goodreads ~ King University Series

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Synopsis:

One tall, dark, and broody professor + One overachieving college student = Chemistry they can’t erase.

When I was asked to babysit for a single father, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Two months with Mr. tall, dark, and broody didn’t seem like a bad trade-off for the money he would pay me.

As the weeks go by, our attraction grows and I realize what a concerned and caring father he is. And he learns that not every woman is untrustworthy like his ex-wife.

We both agree to walk away from our fling when I leave for college at the end of summer.

And reluctantly, we do.

Until my first day of classes when he crashes back into my world.
“I’m Professor Decker. Welcome to King University.”

Depravity is part of the King University Series, but can be read as a complete standalone.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Depravity (King University #1)Depravity by Jacob Chance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of my favorite tropes is single father romance. There is just something about the way they love their child. In addition, the vulnerability a single parent has is precious. Of course most, if not all, decisions in their lives are made with their child at the forefront. I can totally appreciate the way a single parent sacrifices their own needs/pleasure in life for their child. This book was great in that aspect. Of course, I will admit that while I do appreciate the previously mentioned personality traits, Miles was a bit gruff. He said the rudest comments. And often. I’m so glad that Sophie was mature because otherwise, I don’t think their relationship would have worked. She was thoughtful enough to understand his emotions, even if they frustrated her at times.

Miles and Sophie’s story is angsty. A quality I also appreciated was how believable their relationship was. The age gap between them was pretty big but that was not a problem for me. Their maturity was what I felt the most rather than the gap in age between them. I won’t say much more because this is a book you’ll enjoy reading on your own. However, I would like to add how much I adored Joey. He was the star of the show so many times. I just adored that little boy! Again, I absolutely love single fathers in romance!

I definitely recommend this book. I can’t wait to read what is coming next in the King’s University Series.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

📝Review📝: 5 Stars to Sweet on the Cowboy (The Draegers of Last Stand, Texas Book 1) by Sasha Summers ~ Available Now! ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Sweet On The Cowboy

By

Sasha Summers

Series:  Draegers Of Last Stand, Texas

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 30th 2019

Read:  May 12th 2019  *ARC provided by Tule Publishing

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

If you can’t stand the heat…

Lam Draeger’s deep wounds from the death of his young son and his subsequent divorce were still healing when he was saddled with his running his family’s cattle and rodeo stock ranch and the responsibility of raising his siblings and keeping them out of trouble. His every moment is devoted to running the ranch and business smoothly. He’s had no time to mourn his many losses or try to rebuild his personal life. And romance? Out of the question, no matter how sweet the temptation.

…don’t fall in love in the kitchen

Single mom Gwen Hobbs is right back where she swore she’d never be – cooking in the kitchen at the Draeger ranch just like her mom before her. But since her fiance and the father of her daughters walked out on her, taking all their savings with him, she’s forced to be practical. So she vows to ignore the attraction that hums between her and Lam and to stop dreaming of becoming a chef. But when Lam suggests she audition for a cooking competition, Gwen realizes that not all her dreams are out of reach, and her growing hopes extend far beyond a professionally tricked-out kitchen.

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My Review:

Sweet on the Cowboy (The Draegers of Last Stand, Texas Book 1)Sweet on the Cowboy by Sasha Summers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Both heartwarming and adorable. 5 Stars!

This was my first book by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the story. Both main characters have had a rough patch. If you’ve read the blurb, then you know that Gwen has two adorable twin toddler daughters and a low-life, deadbeat, ex fiancé. After the jerk leaves her with literally nothing, Gwen moves in with her mother and takes over the position of cooking on the ranch that she works and lives on. It’s time for her mother to have a vacation. While Gwen cooks for the large Draeger family, her mother will take advantage of the time she has getting to know her adorable grand-children. Both she and her mother are happy with that arrangement.

But guess who is not happy?

Lam was not thrilled to walk into his kitchen and find a stranger. It doesn’t matter how attractive she is. She does not have his permission to work on his ranch. So you can guess that Lam is not happy with change. But as he gets to know Gwen and her adorable daughters better, the ice around his heart slowly begins to melt. Lam has a heartbreaking story. While you know what happened, the details are revealed over the length of the book. I was glad with that aspect because part of my enjoyment of the book, and how quickly I was turning the pages, was because I wanted to know the whole story.

Gwen and Lam’s relationship grew slowly over the course of the book. It was perfect, believable, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Sasha Summers has a talent for storytelling that will pull you in, keep you engaged, and result in the swoon-worthy, satisfied ending we all look for in our romances. I can’t wait to read about the other Draeger siblings when their books become available. This is definitely an author I look forward to reading more of. I absolutely recommend this book. Another fantastic book from Tule Publishing!

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📝Review📝: Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy ~ Cold River Ranch Book Two by Caitlin Crews ~ Genre: #Romance/Suspense/Cowboy ~ My Rating: 4 Stars

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Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy

By

Caitlin Crews

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Genre:  #CowboyRomance #Amnesia

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  July 30th 2019

Read:  May 17th 2019 *ARC provided via NetGalley

Series:  Goodreads:  Cold River Ranch Series

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

A game of pretend with the highest stakes of all in the latest novel of breathtaking romance from USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews

Ty Everett ran off to the rodeo when he turned eighteen and has been riding bulls ever since…until his last fall causes partial amnesia and he must return to Cold River Ranch to figure out what comes next. But how can he pick his next move when he can’t remember how he got here in the first place–much less the beautiful woman who appears at the ranch, claims she knows him, and warms his cold heart for the first time since he woke up in the hospital?

Rodeo Queen Hannah Monroe gave up her crown for Ty Everett, and her innocence. What she wants from Ty now is a divorce. But Ty can’t remember her–or their secret wedding, or even the son she never meant to hide from him–and Hannah is torn. How can she leave the man she can’t forget and still loves despite herself? And even if she’s willing to start over, what will happen when the truth comes out?

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Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy (Cold River Ranch, #2)Cold Heart, Warm Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After reading this entire book, I decided 4 stars was a fair rating. To be honest, up to the last quarter of the book I found myself very frustrated with the amount of inner monologue. I have no problems with being inside a character’s head and knowing what he/she is thinking. Unfortunately, this book did not have a good balance of monologue verses dialogue. For example, our heroine would ask a question and it was literally pages later where the hero answered. By the time I got to the answer, I had to re-read because I couldn’t remember the question. This happened throughout most of the book. Also, this was my same issue with the first book in the series. Thankfully, the last 25% of the book moved faster and I was able to enjoy the story more and forget my frustration.

So, despite that issue, I did enjoy the book. The characters were complex and flawed. Both the H/h had emotional stress to deal with. I will say that Hannah was a hot mess and I completely understood why. Seriously, if the love of my life could not remember I existed I don’t know that I would deal with it as well as Hannah seemed to. There were many other conflicts in the story added by secondary characters, for instance, Hannah’s mother. Those character conflicts helped me to enjoy the story more. That said, while I complained about writing flow, etc., I did overall enjoy Ty and Hannah’s story. I’m going to read the next book which features the last brother, Brady, because despite my complaints I’m invested I the happily-ever-after of this family.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝: Save Me by Andi Jaxon & A.J. Alexander ~ 5 Stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SAVE ME

BY

ANDI JAXON & A.J. ALEXANDER

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #Triggers *see blurb*

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 9th 2019

Read:  April 27th 2019  *ARC provided by L. Woods PR

POV:  FIrst-person dual perspectives

Add to Goodreads:  Save Me

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Synopsis:

I might be the one who swore an oath to save lives, but they saved me…

Saving lives isn’t just my job, it’s my whole world. Working eighteen hour days, I live in the hospital, running from patient to patient until I encounter a mysterious woman who stops me in my tracks. Afraid of her own shadow, I quickly diagnose that not all of her injuries are physical and the helpless look in her eyes turns my world upside down.

I follow up with her, trying to convince myself that my actions are that of a concerned doctor. But it’s more than that… turns out there is more to her as well. She’s a single mom, and the fear in her eyes isn’t just for herself, but for her amazing daughter. Before I even realize what’s happening, I’m determined to save them both and it has nothing to do with oaths or medicine. First, she will have to trust me. Not just with her life, but her heart.

** TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse takes place during the story it is described, at times, in detail. **

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📝My Review📝:

Save MeSave Me by A.J. Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so intense and emotional. The characters were amazing, and I just adored Sophie!

Recently, I read my first Andi Jaxon novel and loved it. So much so that I will be adding some of her books to my summer reading list. With the exception of holiday romance, summer reading is my favorite time of the year. It’s the one time I promise myself to knock off books from my TBR, and read for pure pleasure. Not that I don’t do that already, but being a blogger/reviewer, I read many ARCs. Oh, please don’t misunderstand because I love to read for authors however, I like to just kick back and read my own selections too. Hence, one reason why I look forward to the summer.

That said…..This was my first collaboration read from Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander. I know, right? Where have I been hiding? Under a rock, apparently. Nevertheless, I am so happy I read this book. Now I can’t wait to read an exclusive AJ Alexander novel.

This book was, for me, a darker read than I am used to. I’ll be honest, I avoid books with heavy physical abuse. (*please note, if you read the blurb that you already know that the majority of physical abuse is talked about but not actually on the pages) It breaks my heart too much. But this book came across my blog and after reading the blurb, I just knew I had to read it. Both authors did a great job at weaving this story, making it believable and giving us a well-deserved happy ending. Yes, karma is a queen not to be messed with!

I’m not going to give away any details. Not even the smallest hints. This is a book that you need to go into without too many spoilers so you can appreciate everything good that happens. It will only make the ending so much sweeter. I will tell you that the secondary characters (well not all of them) were charming and and added not only depth, but some humor to a story that is angsty and intense.

I recommend this fast-paced read. As I mentioned earlier in my review, I am looking forward to reading more from both of these authors, exclusively and collaboratively.

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📝REVIEW📝: 5 Stars to The Bride Takes A Cowboy by Maren Smith, Genre: Historial-Western Novella ~ Available Now!

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The Bride Takes A Cowboy

By

Maren Smith

Genre:  #WesternHistorialRomance  #VirginBride #Novella #Standalone #MarriageOfConvenience

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 21st 2019

Read:  April 25th 2019  *ARC provided by Renee Brooks PA

Kindle Edition:  82 pages

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Purchase:  Amazon

Add To Goodreads:  The Bride Takes A Cowboy

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Synopsis:

I was his new beginning. He was my last chance.

I need a husband. Today. Now, if possible. I thought any man would do, but when my first choice is run out of town the day before we’re to be married, I’m forced to consider it when cowboy Gage Pennell proposes. I don’t know him. I’ve never met him before today. Up until a few hours ago, he was working for my nearest and dearest enemy, the same man who wants to steal everything from me.

I’d rather die than let that happen. If my neighbor gets his way, I actually might. But Gage is more than just good looks and heart-stopping swagger… and I’m desperate.

But, am I this desperate?

I guess we’ll find out, because when my neighbor puts his most ruthless plan yet into action, I’m forced to fight back the only way I can. And in the Wild, Wild West, sometimes it’s the bride who takes the cowboy.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Bride Takes A Cowboy:The Bride Takes A Cowboy: by Maren Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
I loved this book! And guess what? Another new author to love. If you’ve been reading my latest reviews, then you know I’ve been enjoying all new-to-me authors.

If I had one complaint with this book, it is that is ended too soon. I actually haven’t read a historical-western romance in ages. After I read the blurb for this one, I knew I wanted to read it. Do you know what really amazed me? For such a short story, the author packed it with everything you’d find in a full length novel. Her characters were truly developed well. I personally felt like I knew them, and connected to them. Not only the H/h but all the secondary characters as well. There was enough angst and drama to entertain me. In addition, the characters has wit and sass and I was smiling throughout like a goon. And of course there is an amazing HEA! I’ll say it agin, I really enjoyed this book. And I am excited to read more from this author.

The synopsis does a pretty good job of giving you insight to where this story is going so I will not add anything more because I would hate to spoil this fun book. I will add though that because Gage has two older brothers, I’ll be stalking this author to make sure I don’t miss any mentions of them having their own books. 😉

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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I loved this book! And guess what? Another new author to love. If you’ve been reading my latest reviews, then you know I’ve been enjoying all new-to-me authors.

If I had one complaint with this book, it is that is ended too soon. I actually haven’t read a historical-western romance in ages. After I read the blurb for this one, I knew I wanted to read it. Do you know what really amazed me? For such a short story, the author packed it with everything you’d find in a full length novel. Her characters were truly developed well. I personally felt like I knew them, and connected to them. Not only the H/h but all the secondary characters as well. There was enough angst and drama to entertain me. In addition, the characters has wit and sass and I was smiling throughout like a goon. And of course there is an amazing HEA! I’ll say it agin, I really enjoyed this book. And I am excited to read more from this author.

The synopsis does a pretty good job of giving you insight to where this story is going so I will not add anything more because I would hate to spoil this fun book. I will add though that because Gage has two older brothers, I’ll be stalking this author to make sure I don’t miss any mentions of them having their own books. 😉

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📝REVIEW📝: Yesterday Is Ours (The Yesterday Series Book 3) by H.J. Bellus ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Second Chance Romance

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Yesterday Is Ours

By

H.J. Bellus

Genre:  #SecondChanceRomance

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  April 23rd 2019

Read:  April 23rd 2019

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Purchase: Amazon

Add to Goodreads: Yesterday Is Ours

Series:  The Yesterday Series

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Synopsis:

Love struck me at a young age. Bertie Cooper owned my heart from the second grade right up until the moment I ruined everything.

I didn’t deserve her, not after what I did, so I lied and pushed her away. I took the coward’s way out and I broke her heart. Little did I know, I sentenced the rest of my days to an internal prison of hell.

I now find myself at a crossroads with the blonde beauty before me once more. And she still takes my breath away. Life just keeps on torturing me…

I’ve never believed in second chances, but I’d give anything for one with her.

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📝My Review📝:

Yesterday Is Ours (The Yesterday Series Book 3)Yesterday Is Ours by H.J. Bellus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This has been a good month for me with finding new authors to read. Let’s face it, no matter how fast we can read, there is only so much time in our lives where we find ourselves with a lot of extra time. Especially those of us with children or those who work full time. Being a blogger I find myself overwhelmed sometimes with signups. And then there is the obligation to read and review in a timely manner. The truth is that sometimes I just want to read and forget blogging for awhile. Hey, reading is what started my path into the book community.

That said, this past month I’ve decided to reduce what I sign up to read, and read something that I choose. Don’t misunderstand because blogging is a great way to find new books. As this H.J. Bellus book came across my emails yesterday. After reading the blurb, I knew I wanted to read it. So instead of adding it, I #onclicked from Amazon. I’m so glad I did because I enjoyed this book so much. Now I have a new author to look forward to reading more of.

Yesterday Is Our was emotional. There were some dark and intense moments that brought up the angst factor. There was also so much love and an adorable little girl who, very often, stole the show. This is a second chance romance between two people who have know each other since second grade. A bad decision on the hero’s part tore them apart when they were in college. I’m going to be honest here, I was a bit confused about that situation and thought Cody could have handled it differently. One other small aspect that I didn’t much like about the book is the Cody, Cody…Junior scenario. To say it got a bit confusing is an understatement. There were several moments where I had to reread scenes because I wasn’t sure whose dialogue it was. Let me explain…..The hero’s name is Cody and the heroine’s daughter is named Cody. So little Cody decided big Cody should be called Junior. However, the heroine, Bertie, stilled called him Cody. See where I’m going here? It was a bit confusing. But that is really my only complaint because other than that I enjoyed the book. A lot. Since H.J. Bellus is new to me, I haven’t read the prior books in The Yesterday Series. I plan to though. For sure!

All that said, this was an angsty, slightly suspensuful, sweet story of second chance love.
This is my honest review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝: Baby Mine: Hunter & Lennon, #1 (Roommate Duet #1) by Kennedy Fox ~ Release Day: April 23rd 2019 ~ 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BABY MINE:  HUNTER AND LENNON DUET #1

BY

KENNEDY FOX

Genre:  #ContemporaryRomance

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Duet:  Hunter and Lennon Book 1 *NOT A STANDALONE

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 23rd 2019

Read:  April 16th 2019 *ARC provided by Dani Sanchez, Wildfire Marketing Solutions

Add To Goodreads:  Baby Mine

Purchase Links:

BABY MINE

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 Baby Yours  (Hunter & Lennon, #2)

Release Day:  May 23

Book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon Duet 

Synopsis coming soon! 

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SYNOPSIS:  Baby Mine

I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten.

But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us.
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go.

And then the unthinkable happens…
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer.

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life.

**BABY MINE is an angsty, emotional, slow-burn romance wrapped up in a heartbreakingly delicious love story. It’s book 1 in the Hunter & Lennon duet of the Roommate Duet Series and must be read first.**

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📝MY REVIEW📝:
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my gosh! I need book two right now! I hate cliffhangers because I am the epitome of impatient. I get so invested if the story is great, therefore I live with anxiety waiting for the book’s resolution. Don’t get me wrong, some cliffhangers are just meh and I can wait for those closures patiently. However, Baby Mine was so good! This book has so much emotion. I will tell you now it is sad, tragic, emotional, and full of angst. This is one HEA I will be looking forward to.

So, the blurb pretty much tells you what is going to happen. And while I was preparing myself for the worst, it wasn’t enough. Yep! I had to put this book down and cry my ugly out before I could continue. So, yep, I continued the following day because I literally needed that time to breath. This is not a light read for sure.

Hunter and Lennon…..and Brandon
While Brandon does not have his own POV, his part in this book is heavy.

Hunter meets Lennon (first) at the club he bartends at. There was strong, undeniable chemistry between them and Hunter was eager to see where it could go. Unfortunately, Lennon, due to insecurities, ends up going home with Brandon. You should know here that Lennon’s feelings for Brandon were real. As the story goes on, so does the relationship between Lennon and Brandon. Hunter is not okay with it because he wanted her first. That said, Hunter won’t mess with his best friend’s happiness. And so the angst begins. Both Lennon and Hunter are not easy characters to like through the first half of the book. I won’t tell you why but you will quickly figure that out.

During the second half of the book, we see Hunter and Lennon’s relationship start to change. They actually will become friends. They need each other now to grieve the loss of Brandon. As they grow closer, feelings on Lennon’s side start to confuse her. Hunter has always been an open book regarding his feelings for Lennon but he won’t cross any lines. (When I explain ‘open book.’ I just mean the reader knows his heart, not Lennon)

I really don’t want to say more in the way of details but I will tell you that what comes at the end was a complete surprise to me. Writing this review is giving me anxiety all over again. I must have the next book! ASAP! Well done Kennedy Fox!!!

This is my honest and unbiased opinion. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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NEW RELEASE & 📝REVIEW📝: Faithful (The Mountain Man’s Babies Book Ten) by Frankie Love ~ Available Now!

 

 

 

 

 

The moment I saw her I knew.Knew that we would have a future, a family, a forever.Her father says she’s too young, too naive, too innocent.But she is more than he knows.She’s the love of my goddamn life.She is gone in the blink of an eye.But this mountain was made for miracles, and I’m fighting for ours.I have faith in the impossible.Faith in us.And nothing will stop me from being the man she needs.Dear Reader, FAITHFUL is the epic conclusion to the most romantic series to ever land on your Kindle.I didn’t hold back with this one. Suspense. Secrets. Steam.But most of all, babies.I promise you, Jonah is the baby-daddy of the year. Get ready, sweetheart…This trip to Miracle Mountain is gonna be one heck of a ride!

xo, Frankie

Frankie Love writes filthy-sweet stories about bad boys and mountain men. As a thirty-something mom who is ridiculously in love with her own bearded hottie, she believes in
love-at-first-sight and happily-ever-afters. She also believes in the power of a quickie.

You can find her at FRANKIELOVE.NET or on FB.
Frankie also writes under the pen names CHARLIE HART.

 

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📝My Review📝:

This book was sweet and emotional. My heart was heavy for what was happening. Even knowing there would be a happily-ever-after, I still was worried. Faithful is book ten in The Mountain Man’s Babies series. And sadly, it is also the last. While I haven’t had the pleasure of reading them all, I have read several and enjoyed them.

I won’t go into much detail because I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for you. Jonah returns to Miracle Mountain from being in Alaska for the last year and a half. He feels it’s time to settle down. He wants what all his fellow mountain friends have. Love of a significant other, and family. Jonah is not expecting to find that so quickly but he does. And when that happens, he holds on tight and never lets go. Here is where I can’t tell you more. Not only is it emotional and quite sad, but what happens, no matter how awful, it only adds to the sweetest ending.

I have to say, as is usual for me with Frankie Love novels, I adored these characters. That said, because nothing in life is perfect, there were times I was frustrated and not a little angry at some aspects. Of course that is par for the course so I expected it. As I said earlier, my grief was non-existent by the end. I truly wish that men like Jonah existed. I think this world would be a better place. 😉

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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